Comprehensive Health Education provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to be healthy throughout their lifetime. The intent of a comprehensive health education program is to motivate students to maintain and improve their health, prevent disease, and avoid or reduce health related risk behaviors.
The Maryland Health Education State Curriculum weaves the skills from the National Standards into seven content standards:
Mental and Emotional Health; Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs; Personal and Consumer Health; Family Life and Human Sexuality; Safety and Injury Prevention; Nutrition and Fitness; and Disease Prevention and Control.
Students have a unit of Health Education in the elementary school taught by their classroom teacher. In the middle and high schools a marking period/semester course is taught by the Health Education/Physical Education teacher respectively.
The following are short videos to be used as a supplement to the existing curriculum and are not stand-alone lessons without instructor interaction. Subject matter presented in the video is already covered in the approved existing lessons.
Feeling Depressed, Happy, and Other Emotions
Proposed for use with the existing lesson on changing emotions due to puberty in grades 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
Menstruation, what to Expect
Proposed for use with the existing maturation lesson for girls in grades 4 and 5.
Oh No BO – Changing Bodies
Proposed for use to with the existing maturation lesson for boys in grades 4 and 5.
All About Getting Your Period
Proposed for use to with the existing health lesson in grades 6,7, and 8.
Depression and Anxiety
Proposed for use to with the existing health lesson in grades 6, 7, and 8.
Pregnancy and Reproduction Explained
Proposed for use to with the existing health lesson in 8th grade.